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Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 7:58 pm on 18th January 2000.

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Photo of Andrew Miller Andrew Miller Labour, Ellesmere Port and Neston 7:58 pm, 18th January 2000

May I remind the hon. Gentleman of his comments on The Daily Telegraph? He said that he was reluctant to quote from it regularly. That point acknowledged that the process of media communication distorts what is said in the House by, for example, the hon. Gentleman and by Government. Does he not acknowledge that there is a place for direct communication—I am sure that the hon. Gentleman communicates regularly with his constituents—between public and Parliament that bypasses the organs of the daily press?